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Danny Lohner
Birth name Daniel Patrick Lohner
Also known as Renholdër, Castle Renholdër
Born December 13, 1970 (1970-12-13) (age 39)
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Origin Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Genres Progressive metal, Alternative rock, Industrial metal, Hard rock, Experimental
Instruments Guitar
Bass Guitar
Keyboard Instrument
Associated acts A Perfect Circle
Ashes Divide
Black Light Burns
Fear and the Nervous System
Genghis Tron
Angels & Airwaves
Killing Joke
Marilyn Manson
Methods of Mayhem
Nine Inch Nails
The Damning Well
Trent Reznor
Hollywood Undead
Charlie Clouser
Website Danny Lohner

Daniel Patrick "Danny" Lohner (born December 13, 1970), frequently known as Renholdër, is an American rock musician who plays bass guitar, electric guitar, and keyboards. He worked with Trent Reznor on numerous occasions, both with Nine Inch Nails and on the now defunct Tapeworm project. He has also played for Killing Joke, Methods of Mayhem, and in the past was one of the founding members of the now defunct industrial-thrash outlet Skrew, as well as one of the members of the Texas thrash metal band Angkor Wat.




Nine Inch Nails

In 1994 Trent Reznor brought Lohner into Nine Inch Nails to play guitar, bass, and keyboards for the band live. Lohner stayed on with the band throughout the touring cycle to The Downward Spiral, both the recording and touring behind The Fragile, the live album/DVD And All That Could Have Been, and the recording of the Still EP. Lohner left Nine Inch Nails on good terms to focus on production work as Trent Reznor began working on the Nine Inch Nails album With Teeth. Lohner was featured on many NIN remixes during this time, and was featured on the Nine Inch Nails recordings of Big Man With a Gun, Somewhat Damaged, Even Deeper, The Great Below, various songs from Still as well as playing various instruments on every song on And All That Could Have Been.

Marilyn Manson

He was featured on Marilyn Manson's breakthrough album Antichrist Superstar, as was most of Nine Inch Nails because of Trent Reznor's relationship with Manson, acting as his mentor in the world of music. Lohner can be heard playing the acoustic guitar on '"The Reflecting God" and lead guitar on "Angel With the Scabbed Wings."


Lohner worked together with Eminem and Marilyn Manson on the Song "The Way I Am (Danny Lohner Remix)".


He is currently a studio member of Puscifer, helping with engineering and filling in for instruments and vocals as necessary.


After longtime bassist Jason Newsted left Metallica and the subsequent recording of the St. Anger album, Lohner was one of a select few musicians whom the band invited to audition for the empty bassist slot (Producer Bob Rock had recorded the bass parts for the album). Although he did not join the band, he can be seen briefly in the documentary of the making of the album and general turmoil in the band during that period, Some Kind of Monster.

A Perfect Circle

Lohner can frequently be found contributing to movie scores with fellow Nothing Records alumni Charlie Clouser and Clint Mansell. Additionally, he does remixes for various artists under the pseudonym Renholdër (Re: D. Lohner backward). This began when as a result of the song of the same title, which appeared on A Perfect Circle's debut album Mer de Noms. Contrary to popular belief, Lohner did not work on this song but was later told by guitarist Billy Howerdel that the song was about him. He has appeared in all of A Perfect Circle's albums to date in one form or another and has also appeared on stage with the band.

In early 2003, A Perfect Circle's official Web site announced that Renholder would be replacing Troy Van Leeuwen as the band's second guitarist. While Lohner did receive production credit on the band's second release, Thirteenth Step, he had other obligations by the time touring began, and ex-Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha stepped in to fill the void. The most notable reason for Lohner's departure was his obligation to produce the soundtrack of the movie Underworld. This soundtrack was a collection mostly consisting of tracks written, produced, remixed, and performed by Lohner and his friends in the industry, including David Bowie, TRUSTcompany, Maynard James Keenan, Johnette Napolitano, and others. Lohner worked with Richard Patrick of Filter, Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit, Black Light Burns, and Josh Freese of A Perfect Circle and Nine Inch Nails, in a project called The Damning Well. A total of 14 songs were recorded, but only one of these made the soundtrack. So far, there have been no plans to release the rest of the songs.

In November 2004, Lohner contributed heavily to eMOTIVe, the third full length album by A Perfect Circle. This album was mostly a collection of cover songs, but it also included "Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums," a continuation of "Pet" from the band's second album, Thirteenth Step. In addition, there was an original work, titled "Passive," which was the final version of a song originally composed for the Tapeworm Project. This track subsequently appeared on the soundtrack of the film Constantine, and Lohner appeared in the video for this track, alongside Maynard James Keenan, Billy Howerdel, Josh Freese, and former Zwan and A Perfect Circle member Paz Lenchantin. A sister to eMOTIVe, 2004 also saw the release of aMOTION, a 2-disc collection that included a CD of the band's remixes and a DVD of music videos and live material. The remix album included Lohner's remixes of "3 Libras," "Judith," "Weak and Powerless," and "The Outsider." Although these remixes had previously been available on various soundtracks and CD singles, 3 Libras was reworked slightly from its original release, and "Judith" now featured censored lyrics. On both eMOTIVe and aMOTION, Lohner was credited as a band member.

Black Light Burns

In 2005 and 2006, Lohner was involved further with Wes Borland in a project called Black Light Burns, taking on the role of producer as well as playing guitar, bass, synth, programming, and more. The project was somewhat of a successor of the Damning Well, as it involved most of its members, as well as certain portions of material from the Damning Well. Other members included Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv and Josh Freese. The album was released on June 5th, 2007, to be followed by a tour that Lohner was not able to participate in because of his current activities.


He also worked with the popular Japanese rock artist HYDE in 2005–06, recording bass tracks along with Craig Adams on Hyde's album Faith.

Ashes Divide

Lohner co-produced the album Keep Telling Myself It's Alright with his old band mate Billy Howerdel for Howerdel's solo project ASHES dIVIDE.

Angels & Airwaves

He was also involved with Blink-182 member Tom Delonge and his new band Angels & Airwaves in producing and programming on its track "Distraction" from its We Don't Need to Whisper album.

Fear and the Nervous System

In March 2008, it was announced that he was going to produce the debut album of Korn guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer's solo project Fear and the Nervous System.

Genghis Tron

In December 2008, Genghis Tron released Board Up The House Remixes Volume 3 (of a five-part vinyl released remix series) via Relapse Records. Lohner contributed his remix of the band's title-track song from its 2008 album, Board Up the House.

Hollywood Undead

Lohner produced rap rock band Hollywood Undead's CD/DVD, Desperate Measures, release on November 10, 2009. He also did a remix (under the alias 'Castle Renholdër') for the band's song from their debut album, "Everywhere I Go".

Songs By Renholdër

Song Length Soundtrack Track
"Now I Know" 0:57 Underworld (2003) 5
"Down In the Lab" 1:46 Underworld (2003) 8
"Falling Through the Sky" 1:01 Underworld (2003) 13
"Death Dealer's Descent" 0:55 Underworld (2003) 17
"Kill With Me (Website theme)" 3:54 "Untraceable" (2008) 12
"The List" 3:58 "Pathology" (2008) 1

Remixes By Renholdër

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